Mr. Foley awarded the "Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award"
Mr. Michael Foley
Guidance Counselor was awarded the "Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award".
Michael is an extraordinary human being, a talented educator and an exemplary Lasallian. Mike began his career at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School as a member of the Religion Department and has been a valued member of the Guidance Department since 1994. One of his colleagues stated “I am convinced that our Founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, would say that Mike is exactly what he had in mind to perform the miracle of touching hearts.” Mike is particularly noted in the Loughlin community for his commitment to service. As Lasallian Youth coordinator, leader of the “random acts of kindness” forays into Manhattan, and zealous promotion of the Twinning program (more than $100,000 raised since 2005), Mike is a model of Christian service and a role model that significantly influences the students to make a difference now and long past the time they graduate from Bishop Loughlin. The same colleague summed it up best “His life of direct service and empowerment of others is a celebration of life at its best.”
He is married to Barbara and they have a son Tim. Mike serves as the Lasallian Youth Moderator, Twinning Program coordinator, Girls volleyball and softball coach, SSP Coordinator, and retreat leader at the school. In addition to his significant service efforts at Loughlin he is a volunteer extraordinaire with the local Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. He leads retreats outside of the school community and has worked with his wife to give Pre-Cana conferences.